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Rye Rebellion - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 16
Gots: 24 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels

(Beer added by: DrDemento456 on 01-11-2012)
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1/5  rDev -74.7%

fastmerc, Oct 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -43%

fullmoonbeer, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of wraynathan
2.4/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Serving Type:

On-Tap

Appearance:

Dark, black as night. Usual color that I'd expect for a Stout. Had a very small head it to it.

Smell:

The beer had strange smell to it. I could get the hint of Rye, but there was something else I couldn't quite place. After some smelling of the beer, I finally placed the smell. The smell reminded me of the smell of the noodles that come in the "A little taste of Thai" Microwavable/Stove Top Quick Meals. There is a certain oil that 'A little taste of Thai' stores their noodles in, in which the smell of this beer reminds me of. Kind of a weird smell to have for a beer.

Taste:

This beer, in small sips, has a taste of rye and a hint of chocolate. However, in bigger drinks, the beer hits the pallet harshly. The taste starts off with a very intensely sweet, sugary taste and then finishes off with a bitter, beer taste.

There have been a few beers that I have had, including this one, that have been intensely sweet. It makes me think that they are tying to mask the high alcohol content with a sweetness, but just add way entirely too much sugar. I believe this beer, if it had a lesser sweetness to it, would have been a better.

Mouthfeel:

I found this beer to be Medium bodied. It was not heavy like some stouts that I have had. It was harsh due to the abrupt sweetness of the beer.

wraynathan, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of BgThang
2.43/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

this beer had great potential. Upon pouring I could smell green apples which is a flaw in beer from over stressed yeast. This sucks. I had great expectations for this beer. It has potential. So the term is acetaldehyde. You can google it. It means the beer is too young not had time to condition. Another words the yeast did not finish cleaning the beer up and eat all of the by products of itself. usually meaning the yeast was strained or someother haps. anyway. I would really like to try some more of their beers

BgThang, Feb 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Dray, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.53/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

$ 3.99/12 oz bottle at Vintage estates in Boardman, OH
Vintage 2014 bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma – none
Head small (< 1 cm), light brown, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing good – narrow rings and stalactites of small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of cheap rye whiskey, no roasted malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl. Stomach burns.
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

To me this seems much like drinking cheap rye straight up. The only redeeming characteristics are the appearance and palate, which, incidentally, are the only stout features. I don’t know about any rebellion, but it is certainly revolting.

Ozzylizard, Jul 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

DarthKostrizer, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

ejimhof, Aug 06, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

brother_kenneth, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.95/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Straight up slick black, super black. Creamy smooth pour with minimal carbonation. Head is small and dark khaki. Drops to a small creamy collar with no head thanks to the barrel aging.

Smell: Holy hell. Whiskey is aggressive and everywhere. I cracked the cap and it hit like a straight bottle of rye whiskey. Sweet, very sweet, but not cloying. Vanilla, some wood, and a ton of caramel and toffee sweetness. Cocoa, bitter chocolate, and licorice. It's all there. Deeply roasted with some burnt edges. Chewy fudge, almost candy-like. Some dark fruit, mainly berries. Alcohol is high and hits the nose harder as it warms. Malt sweetness tries to mask it, but ultimately can't hold up.

Taste: Solid roasted malt with a bitter cocoa. Some smoother dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. Small hints of dark fruit. Some old coffee. A lot more chocolate than the nose indicated. Bourbon drops to a tiny backing note, offering some vanilla and toffee, but not much else. Very vague sort of rye in the back that I probably wouldn't have picked out without the hint on the bottle. Mellow. Very slight smoke, char, and burnt malt. Caramelized with some some toffee. A bit harsh on the finish. Almost nutty and grassy at times. Slight lingering roasty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a medium body. Light carbonation. Slightly oily. A bit thin for the style.

Overall: Unsettled grumbling.

Where's my rye? Smells like a whiskey bomb for a minute and then drops to a rather average imperial stout.

Goblinmunkey7, Sep 17, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Thanks, Tony, for sharing.

A: Pitch black, pretty flat. Leaves orange legs. Intense, but not too impressive.

S: Spicy and roasty, with dark chocolate, char, coffee, and spicy rye. Plenty of booze.

T: Follows the nose - intense, roasty, boozy. Pretty raw, with a touch of vegetable weirdness. Not that good, unfortunately.

M: Medium-thick, well-carbonated. Nice.

O: This one sounded promising, but never really delivered on its potential. There were some nice things going on in the aroma, but the booze and vegetable off-notes really dominated the flavor. Too bad.

Cheers!

woosterbill, May 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

ohiobeer29, Mar 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

pisano, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

krl2112, Aug 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

goblue3509, Apr 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

jwat, Jul 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Dirty25, Oct 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

deapokid, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Imperial stout aged in rye whiskey barrels. 12 oz bottle picked up at Capones for $4 and change. Been waiting to try something from this newish Western PA brewery.

Pours an opaque dark brown, with ruby tinges against light. Thick, quickly receding tan head settles in to a collar and thin film with thin streaks of lace. Nose is a blend of hops, whiskey, ash and oak. Roast malt, chocolate, and spice are there, but in the background and overall the nose is very mild. Flavor is pleasantly sweeter, dark chocolate, silky and smooth with a lighter roast presence than the nose but the oak and whiskey from the nose is nearly non existent. Finish is slightly spicy and hoppy, relatively thin and lacking complexity throughout. Not a bad beer, but just strikes me as completely average in every way. Nice that this in 4 packs, but there is some NC/SC style homerism going on in the initial scores for this. Good job team.

yourefragile, May 03, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Serving: Draft
Location: Holy Hound Taproom, York, PA

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Appearance:
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Deep black, dark as a calm Arizona night. The pour glimmers a hint of red and brown when the light hits just right. Starts with a respectful dirty-white head that lasts through most of the session while turning darker and darker. The lace is sparse but present.

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Smell:
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Strong alcohol scent, with a dark roasted undertone. The scent reminds be of dark chocolate dipped raspberries, with a slight caramel linger.

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Taste:
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In small sips, you get an amazing roasted flavor, a nod to smoked Stouts. A larger mouthful will tell you what's really going on with this beer: the insane level of sweetness. Its overwhelmingly sweet, followed by a strong alcohol aftertaste. It's as if the brewers were attempting to hide the 11% alcohol with sugar.

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Mouthfeel:
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Very carbonated, and surprisingly light on the tongue. Overall a genuine medium body.

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Overall:
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A decent sipping beer, but horrible session beer. If I'm in for the long haul it's off the list. If I'm looking for something to sip on while a smoke a nice Drew Estates its worth considering.

wrayjustin, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2014 vintage. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with a small tan head that fades and leaves decent lacing and nice retention. The aromas are full of dough along with dark chocolate. Some cocoa malts. Hints of coconut. The bourbon is present. The flavors are on the sweeter side, but there's still a solid bitterness. Lots of oak/wood notes in the flavors. Very earthy. Some black pepper. The rye is there, giving it a subtle spiciness. More chocolate. Some vanilla and caramel is in the mix. Pretty roasty. There's a slight warmth and the alcohol is noticeable, but not in a boozy way. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel feels thin, but it's on the lighter side of full-bodied with active carbonation. This makes a solid sipper.

This is an okay barrel-aged stout, but it's not something that really grabbed my attention. It's a little rough around the edges. It isn't bad, but isn't something that can hang with the big boys, in my opinion.

BB1313, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

VeganUndead, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Boston_Steve, Aug 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

jagada, Apr 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

kvgomps, Apr 30, 2014
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Rye Rebellion from Full Pint Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.